MEET OUR TEAM
MEET OUR TEAM
Anna believes in a calm, focused mind and a wildly joyous body. Drawing on her background in psychology, massage and theatre, she strives to guide students through an embodied experience, using fluid, thoughtful sequencing, systematic cues, touch and mindfulness to arrive at a sense of presence, empowerment and ease which extends beyond the mat.
From her first class 14 years ago, she has turned to yoga as a place to recharge. “There’s a magic that happens when our breath, mind and body are in unison, even if it’s brief”. The joy of connecting with movement in a nourishing way, the clarity of focus a single breath can bring, the sweetness of feeling both freedom and belonging all have an astounding effect on mental, physical and emotional well being. And, always the curious yogi, Anna has turned to school, teacher trainings and books to deepen her understanding of the experience and how to share it.
Anna teaches Hatha, Restorative, Yin, Light Flow, Chair yoga and Embodied Meditation classes, as well as cofounding and running The Bliss Ritual.
When not on her mat, you’ll find her reading, riding her bike, doing the twist to old school rock tunes, or making cake for her partner, friends and fam…. Mmm cake.
Anna started practicing yoga as an escape from her busy mind; from there, it has blossomed into a practice of deep self love and self acceptance. Anna aims to provide the space and the opportunity for her students to experience the same, by forming beautiful connections with breath, body and soul that last beyond the mat. Anna loves to teach fun vinyasa flow classes, as well as alignment-based hatha classes, and always challenges herself to keep things interesting!
Originally from Cranbrook BC, Brianna is a fitness instructor and dancer in Toronto. Movement has always been the most important part of her life, and she has loved expanding and sharing this over the years. Shortly after graduating from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2017, Brianna began teaching barre fitness and currently works at various studios around the city. She has completed courses in barre and personal training. Brianna’s classes combine traditional barre exercises with athletic strength training and cardio for a challenging full body workout that aims to leave you feeling energized and strong.
Carman (she/her) is a movement facilitator and former dancer based in Toronto with certifications in pilates, barre, pre/postnatal care and personal training. Her approach to movement is rooted in mindfulness, playfulness and compassion.
Depending on what classes you catch her in, her teaching style can vary from an upbeat, high-energy sweat sesh to a soothing, slow flow. Her curiosity and passion for movement and connection invites her to continually inquire and explore different ways to move and how she can best-serve the individual(s) around her. And so it makes no sense, but her classes are both precise and playful. Informative and invitational. Challenging and effortless. An honest dynamic between what you’d expect from a pilates instructor and a human being.
When Carman’s not teaching, you can find her writing poetry, caring for her plant babies or finding new recipes (but then not really following them). To stay connected, find her on Instagram at @carmanceee.
Caroline is a Certified CPR & 500HR Yoga Instructor based in Toronto and has an Hons. Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology and Kinesiology from the University of Toronto.
Caroline’s approach to class is to make Yoga enjoyable by bringing greater awareness to both body and mind. What drives her as a teacher is when her students find that “AHA” moment within an asana/posture and develops a deeper sense of self confidence.
Prepare to Move, Sweat and Breathe when you Align with Caroline.
Faith is passionate about making room in our busy lives for rest, quiet reflection, and reconnection with our bodies. She fell in love with the principles of Yin yoga – infusing slow, gentle, and intentional movement into every class she teaches. Faith encourages her students to slow down, soften, and move mindfully while creating space in the body to bring about a feeling of deep rest.
Fiona is a passionate and empathetic yoga & meditation instructor who fell in love with the holistic nature of yoga practise. She’s a YogaSpace YTT 200 graduate and is a trained meditation teacher, personal trainer and has worked as a wellness coach.
She has a genuine desire to help others nourish their mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing through yoga. Her classes are creative, energetic and fun and her empathic nature will ensure a safe and welcome space for people at all levels. Her hope is you will leave class feeling rejuvenated, nourished, balanced and with a grateful heart.
Gracie loves to invite in challenges with an open and playful heart, that characteristic shines through in her classes. Creating a safe space to explore and “play” yoga, you can expect to see, and experience your yoga in a new way. Bringing in all aspects of yoga into asana class, you can often experience pranayama, yoga philosophy and mantra in class with Gracie. She uses her background in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Reiki, acupressure massage, and energetic systems into her sequencing, creating classes that will set fire to the power of yoga in your life.
Gracie is a registered experienced 500hr instructor, and has taught and taken classes around the globe. Constantly expanding her knowledge and deepening her own practice, she shares her experiences abundantly.
Gracies wish for her classes is to create an environment that is safe for her students to take space, breathe deeply, and explore their own practices a little deeper.
Studio DirectorJessica is a certified yoga instructor that has been practicing yoga since 2008. She has experienced first hand the transformational power of a consistent yoga practice and is devoted to her passion of living, learning and teaching yoga.
A dancer and mover her entire life, Jessica hopes to share the deeply healing power of connecting movement with the breath to people from all walks of life and abilities. She is passionate about sharing the practice of yoga with others and creating a compassionate atmosphere that nourishes body, mind, heart and soul.
Jessica is deeply connected to the study of yoga philosophy, meditation and yoga tradition. Healing practices inspire her teaching, which she unites with playfulness and curiosity. Jessica hopes to inspire her students to use their yoga practice as a means to coming into a deeper understanding of self.
An avid traveller, Jessica has lived in Russia and China and has travelled extensively in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and many parts of Europe.
Joe started his yoga journey as a student in 2019 and quickly continued his learning by completing the 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with the Awakening Yoga Academy. Joe loves all things movement and is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for yoga asana with his students. Joe’s classes are playful, challenging, energetic and motivating!
Rashmi started her yoga journey almost a decade ago and has practiced some form of yoga every day since. She appreciates the soulfulness of the practice – how it touches upon the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of our beings. Knowing the profound effect yoga has had on her own life, she wants nothing more than to share some of those benefits with others around her.
Yoga TeacherStacy is a lover of all things fitness and wellness. Stacy started practicing yoga in her teens but it wasn’t until she stumbled into an Ashtanga class that she became a dedicated student. At first the physical asanas is what drew her to her mat, but now it’s the lessons that she can take with her off the mat that have become most valuable. Never afraid to fall on her face, Stacy encourages people to try new things and move outside their comfort zone. Stacy’s classes are fun, challenging, and draws from the many styles of yoga from all the amazing instructors she’s practiced with in Toronto and around the world. When Stacy isn’t on her mat she’s chasing her young daughter or making all-natural products with her extensive essential oil collection!
Sujena’s journey with yoga began in 2011 and it’s been a fundamental part of her life ever since. A dedicated yoga practice has helped her overcome many mental health challenges over the years allowing her to nurture more peace, love and mindfulness in her life. Yoga has also become a pathway to exploring and connecting with her South Asian roots.
Sujena has a BA Hons degree in Kinesiology and Health Science as well as a couple of years of experience in personal training. She completed her 250-hour yoga teacher training at The Yoga Sanctuary, specializing in Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga. Her goal is to create more inclusive and accessible spaces for healing through movement and empower individuals to honour and accept their individuality and journey both on and off the mat.
You can expect a challenging yet accessible, holistic and therapeutic practice that places a strong emphasis on connecting the breath with movement, exploring alignment and sensation, and developing a stronger relationship with our body, mind and breath.
Managing Director of Virtual Experience
Sydney is an instructor rooted in mindful, music led movement (say that five times fast). After a childhood of competitive dance, she began practicing yoga in university in search of the same connection. Yoga opened so many internal doors for Sydney to better understand her own body, mind, and spirituality. In other words, she was hooked. While practicing yoga, her teaching journey actually began with baby ballet where she discovered her passion for leading a room of people through the joy of movement. It wasn’t until she took a barre class herself, that she uncovered the possibilities of fusing yoga and dance together and teaching adults. From tiny humans, to full grown ones, she continued to learn more about how mindful movement can truly positively influence lives. Sydney now teaches barre and yoga around Toronto and from her living room. Her calm, approachable energy invites you to practice in a way that is unique to you, while her athletic approach will help you find strength and courage to take your practice to new places. Off her mat, you’ll find Sydney flexing her creative muscles in advertising or painting at home with her partner.
Trisha is a queer, petite, introverted black woman. Living with anxiety yoga has been a therapeutic tool guiding her on a path to develop self-awareness, which has lead her to find love, build resilience and gain confidence in herself.
She is health & wellness programs assistant coordinating and facilitating programs to optimize the overall health and well-being of older adults in a community based setting. Her focus is to create a safe space to motivate and inspire individuals to move, breathe and reflect regardless of socioeconomic status, colour, size, gender, sexual identity, body shape or age.
Trisha’s classes move at a slower pace where she guides you through a skillful blend of gentle movement, breath and meditation. At the end of your practice you’ll be feeling connected to oneself, rejuvenated and light.